Sunday, March 9, 2014

House of Mystery #186 - Neal Adams art & cover, Bernie Wrightson art

Neal Adams
Top ten comics by Bernie Wrightson, comic book artist House of Mystery v1 #186, 1970 - This unassuming bronze age issue boasts superlative art by both Neal Adams and Bernie Wrightson. The cover, featuring children around a statue of Pan, is thematically consistent with others in the same series. Adams' story of a lonely little girl and her mythical companion is a masterpiece. When her idyllic surroundings turn nightmarish, the artwork captures the tone and details perfectly. Similarly, Wrightson's tale of an Egyptian cat is an equally breathtaking piece of work (see interior page below). His double page spread displays an unforgettable transformation from feline to Egyptian princess. This story was later reprinted in this story was later reprinted in Welcome Back to the House of Mystery #1 and Masterworks Series of Great Comic Book Artists #3. "Nightmare" was later reprinted in Welcome Back to the House of Mystery #1, both later appeared in Limited Collectors' Edition #C-23. This is number 12 of 26 House of Mystery issues with Adams art and/or covers and number 5 of 27 House of Mystery issues with Wrightson art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Adams, Wrightson or House of Mystery issues. See also this blog's Adams checklist or Top 10 Adams comics Wrightson checklist or Top 10 Wrightson comics.
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Adams cover pencils and inks = ***
"Nightmare" Adams story pencils and inks 12 pages = *****
"Secret of the Egyptian Cat" Wrightson story pencils and inks 10 pages = *****

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Neal Adams

Bernie Wrightson
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More Wrightson posts:
House of Mystery #179
Weird #1
Creepy #63

More Adams posts:
Spectre #2
Weird Western #12
Art of Neal Adams #2

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